Meet Knox’s Deacons

The goal of the deacons’ ministry at Knox Presbyterian Church is to love, care for, and serve those who regularly worship at Knox.

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Chesney

I grew up in Glendale and attended Glendale Presbyterian Church.  My father and grandfather were both Presbyterian elders. I am an award-winning artist and published poet. My husband Kent and I have attended Knox for around 5 years. A friend from our previous church recommended Knox to us. One of my favorite scriptures is Hosea 2:14-17. When I read this passage, I realize that no matter what I have thought or done in my past, the Lord forgives me. There is always hope! He even woos me to come close to Him. He even comes into the wilderness, into my place of desperation, and draws close to me. He does this for all of us, individually and as a church body.

 

Irma Triwardani

I was born a Muslim in Indonesia. Upon arrival in the United States, I chose to visit many churches – primarily Indonesian. My belief that I should convert was confirmed when I visited Knox Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. It was there I met my husband, Philip Falese. I enjoy being a deacon because it helps me in my spiritual development, and motivates me to minister to those that are still in search of the ideal faith for their lives. Together with Philip, we have been raising two daughters, Lola and Sade. I have been employed as a quality assurance manager in medical devices, and lately in cosmetics industries. Besides being a soccer mom, our family travels often within California and all parts of the United States. My favorite Psalm is Psalm 91. This chapter is filled with the goodness and power of God. It offers great reminders that He faithfully works on behalf of those who love Him. At the end of it all, I do not have to be afraid of anything because God will always protect us.

 

Janice Peters

I have been blessed to be a part of Knox for nine years. I live, worship, and work here in Pasadena, but at various times have named Catalina Island, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Bangladesh as home. My work and play have also taken a variety of forms over the years, but currently they include high-rise building engineering systems, cycling, squeezing family visits all over the country into a tight work schedule (and budget), and – you might have guessed this one – music. It’s a real joy to be at Knox, exploring together what it means to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.  I like Psalm 2 rather a lot. I find it reassuring to know that God has not abandoned us to the whims, ambitions, and wisdom of mortal rulers.

 

 

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